Sporting Art at the National Horseracing Museum and Jockey Club
Visit | Palace House
Tuesday 17 May 2011 - 11:00
The day begins with an illustrated talk by the Director of the National Horseracing Museum, Christopher Garibaldi, on the subject of Royal Newmarket, the history of Palace House (the home of the Horseracing Redevelopment Project), and plans for the redevelopment of the museum. After lunch at Palace House, a visit to the Museum which will also provide an opportunity to see two interesting exhibitions: The Horse and the Heath and A Man's Best Friend, Dogs and Hounds of Field and Show. The former is about Newmarket as the heart of a world-wide sports industry with particular emphasis on the Jockey Club Estate's role. On display will be a number of important paintings and photographs detailing the landscape and history of Newmarket racecourse. The second exhibition is comprised of pictures and bronzes of 'Man's Best Friend' as depicted over three centuries by artists such as George Stubbs, John Wooton, Alfred Munnings, and Sawrey Gilpin.